Colonial Gastronomy: butcher, baker, candlestick maker

Important information

  • This program is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or participants with mobility issues as the tour involves climbing steep, narrow stairs. Read more about accessibility at Susannah Place Museum.
  • Parts of the program will be conducted outdoors, please bring a hat and suitable clothing in case of wet weather.
  • Vegetarian and gluten free catering options available on request – please advise when booking.  


Join colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling in this special three hour interactive program and seated luncheon to discover what was on early colonists’ tables and in their shops in this hands-on program in Sydney’s Rocks area.

‘Meet’ local butchers, bakers and storekeepers as we explore archaeological remains and artefacts from Gloucester and Cumberland streets with Alison Frappell from The Big Dig site in The Rocks and share family memories of food and dining from residents of Susannah Place as you explore their kitchens with curator Anna Cossu.

Make your own Irish soda-bread damper and DIY butter to enjoy with a warming and hearty stew for lunch, made from a recipe in Dolly Youngein’s Fort Street School cookerybook.

Bookings essential

Book online or call SLM Bookings on 02 8239 2211

General $70
Concession $65
Members $60

Refreshments included

When & Where

Sunday 5 August 2018 10.30AM–1.30PM

Susannah Place

58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
+612 9241 1893

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